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News round-up: Ferrari 458 Speciale A and Toyota announces finance deals

  • Ferrari shows 458 Speciale A at Paris
  • Toyota announces 0% APR deals
  • Deals available on Yaris and Auris models
Words ByTom Webster

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Ferrari

The new limited-edition Ferrari 458 Speciale A has been revealed at the Paris motor show, and gets the 597bhp V8 engine that's in the 458 Speciale coupe.

The naturally aspirated V8 engine is the most powerful one that the company has ever put into an open-top road-going Ferrari, and it will be linked to a seven-speed twin-clutch automatic gearbox. The 458 Speciale A gets from 0-62mph in just 3.0 seconds, and 0-124mph in just 9.5 seconds.

Only 499 examples of the car will be made, and offered to Ferrari collectors. There is no word on pricing, but going by the premium on the Speciale coupe, it is likely to cost around Β£228,500.

Toyota

Toyota has announced a 0% APR deal on two of its smaller cars – the Yaris and Auris. As a result, the Yaris Icon can be had from Β£139 a month, while the Yaris Hybrid, in Excel trim, can be had for Β£169 a month.

The Icon trim comes with Bluetooth, a reversing camera, 15-inch alloy wheels and Toyota's Touch 2 infotainment system. The Excel trim on the Hybrid comes with climate control and cruise control, LED daytime running lights and keyless start. Both models also come with two years' free servicing.

Toyota is also offering a Β£500 deposit contribution on the Auris. The Auris Icon starts at Β£179 as a result, while the Auris Hybrid Icon Plus starts at Β£199.

Icon comes with 16-inch alloys, Touch 2, automatic air-conditioning and rear parking sensors, while the Icon Plus adds heated sports seats, satellite-navigation and cruise control.

The offers are only for retail customers, and apply on the Yaris until December 15, and on the Auris until December 31.